Christian wins! In the words of guest judge Victoria Beckham, "It was
Why all the hate for Victoria Beckham? I just don't get it. I would do anything to stand and stare in her closet. She's never done anything tasteless or harmful. She's a working mom - yes, being
Posh Spice is a job - with an athletic husband. Who cares anyway? The woman can dress!
Rami: It was my least favorite of the top three collections. He had beautiful, woven pieces, but the color pattern didn't fit. There was a vibrant blue, a lovely red, a puke green and a touch of gold and lace. Although, Rami designed different looks for any time of day or event the looks were not consistent. It didn't feel like a full collection to me.
I will give Rami props: forget a paper bag - he makes a
basket look good! Rami finally gave Nina what she asked for. The intricate details of the weaving were marvelous and the judges were so impressed. There was some draping, which I enjoyed, because no one should ever turn their back on his or her strengths.
Also, I finally looked at all five collections. I'm glad Rami was chosen over Chris. I know some people disagree, but I simply didn't liked Chris' collection. It felt like Michael (I don't care how he spells it now) all over again. Michael was my favorite designer going into Bryant Park last year and his collection was a total let down. Sometimes, if you give a designer too much thread (or hair) they will hang themselves and sadly, Chris' entire 12 piece collection just didn't do it for me.
Jillian: Her collection was very modern-warrior-princess. All the collections were designed for a strong, independent woman ready to battle the real world. If I had a million dollars, I'd buy everything she made and wear it from morning to night - even in my sleep.
The innovative designs and attention to detail were beautiful. Jillian knows the power of confidence an outfit holds. As a woman who adores clothes and fashion I can honestly say that my most expensive, chic dress will never compare to my favorite pair of jeans. We all have a favorite outfit, shirt, belt, etc, and with these favorites comes a certain level of comfort. The fit of an article of clothing matters just as much the look. Every piece was ready-to-wear. And
that was the downfall of Jillian's collection. It wasn't dramatic
enough. This doesn't mean it wasn't good enough. That's absurd. Everything Jillian designs is beyond wonderful, but it doesn't grab a viewer's attention or get the second look. There wasn't a huge WOW! factor.
Christian: Lots of coats, lots of black, and let's be honest, the last feather dress would have been the worst dress of the year if any celebrity chose to wear it. Was it difficult to make? Who cares.
Christian is beyond talented. Arrogant attitude aside, he is a designing prodigy with a needle. His collection graced the runway with innovation, risk, sophistication and drama. He's known for going over the top, but he does it with taste. I still wish the final feather-gown was left on the farm, but 11 out of 12 isn't too shabby.
Too much black for you? Oh well. Black will always be the "new" black, because of designers like Christian. The color was familiar, but the look was reinvented and chic. The entire color sequence was brilliant. Black to a hint of red, into beige (red and beige = perfect match) mixed with a delicious, chocolate brown. I thought the red should have popped up around outfit three or four, but it still worked.
Many of you know I've always been a Jillian fan, because like I've said many times, I'd wear anything she makes. Christian's advantage is the exact opposite. This was
Fashion Week in NYC at Bryant Park.
Did Christian bring
it? Yes. And that is why he won.
Honestly, I wasn't overly impressed by the final three collections, but I think the judges made the right decision.
Now, before you decide to log in and post a comment, please make sure to check out all
Five Final Collections.
Last year, Uli's final collection shocked me. It was breath taking. I had always liked her, but never loved her clothing. Sweet P was this year's Uli for me. Why didn't she design those clothes during the challenges?!?!?
Project Runway has always risen above the reality television genre, but this year topped the past three seasons. Sure, drama wins ratings and fashion shows, but the
PR viewers aren't fans to see catty fights and insulting words. We admire the craft and talent of designing clothes. I was so pleased with the compassion and relationships between the designers. That's the real
reality television: People being themsleves and accepted for who they are.
On a final, more personal note, I'd like to thank everyone who has read this blog and left comments. I hope you all enjoyed the show and commentary! Let's hope we don't have to wait another year for the next season of
Project Runway! Make it work!
I'll miss you Tim Gunn! Call me
For another take on Runway's finale, read Cheers & Jeers. My fellow favorite TVGuider, Bruce Fretts, was lucky enough to attend the show. So jealous!
Christian wins! In the words of guest judge Victoria Beckham, It was major.Why all the hate for Victoria Beckham? I just dont get it. I would do anything to stand and stare in her closet. Shes never done anything tasteless or harmful. Shes a working mom - yes, being Posh Spice is a job - with an athletic husband. Who cares anyway? The woman can dress!Rami: It was my least favorite of the top three collections. He had beautiful, woven pieces, but the color pattern didnt fit. There was a vibrant blue, a lovely red, a puke green and a touch of gold and lace. Although, Rami designed different looks for any time of day or event the looks were not consistent. It didnt feel like a full collection to me. I will give Rami props: forget a paper bag - he makes a basket look good! Rami finally gave Nina what she asked for. The intricate details of the weaving were marvelous and the judges were so impressed. There was some draping, which I...